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Best Bar of 2008: Bodega

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Best Bar of 2008 was one of the more closely-called polls in our recent “Best of 2008” survey. Columbus has a lot of great local bars, making it difficult for many to choose just one. Some places have great happy hours, others have great beer selections, others have great patios. Only a few have […]

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Best Local DJ of 2008: DJ Jondy

Anne Evans Anne Evans

The nightlife scene in Columbus has gone through many changes over the years. Nightclubs come and go, but DJ Jondy is here to stay. With over a decade of entertaining Columbus crowds under his belt, his nomination as Best Local DJ of 2008 comes as no surprise. Jondy was a regular staple at the Spice […]

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Best Drink of 2008: Pretty Much Everything

Walker Evans Walker Evans

What happens when you mix one part “subjective survey question” with one part “unlimited answers”? Well, you end up no real clear winner in our category of Best Drink of 2008. Although one thing is for sure… people in Columbus sure do like to drink. In 2006, Forbes ranked Columbus as the Third Drunkest City […]

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Best Neighborhood of 2008: The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans

(Photo by atalou) It’s no surprise that the Short North won “Best Neighborhood” of 2008 by a healthy margin over the competition. It’s easily the most complete urban neighborhood with a vibrant mix of residential spaces, unique restaurants, boutique shopping, art galleries, watering holes, swanky lounges, pocket parks, and more.

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Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing

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The Dispatch wrote Larry’s: ‘Center of the universe’ closing Saturday, December 27, 2008 BY KEVIN JOY Larry’s is the stuff of legend, a weathered bohemian watering hole where Bob Dylan supposedly once spent the night in an upstairs apartment, a bowling alley used to draw patrons to the basement, and finger-snapping poetry nights attracted Monday […]

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Council Eyes Action Against Bars, Carryouts

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  10tv wrote Council Eyes Action Against Bars, Carryouts  Monday, December 15, 2008 After sifting through complaints from neighbors and business owners for months, city council members were scheduled to discuss potential action against nearly 20 establishments with histories of run-ins with police. Although city council cannot take liquor licenses away, members can place owners […]

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Smoking-ban changes opposed by both sides

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  The Dispatch wrote Smoking-ban changes opposed by both sides  Sunday, November 16, 2008 By Jim Siegel Two years after locking horns in a bitter fight over a statewide indoor smoking ban, the Ohio Restaurant Association and anti-smoking groups are now on the same side, fighting proposed exemptions to the law. Voters overwhelmingly approved the […]

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